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AUG. 13, 1920 -- NOV. 8, 2004

Frieda S. Bolling, a retired Thruway toll collector who ran a fruit farm with her husband, died Monday in ElderWood Health Care at Lakewood, Town of Hamburg. She was 84.

Born Frieda Schwartz in Koeniglich-Kublitz, Germany, she moved to the United States with her family in 1923.

A graduate of Silver Creek High School, Mrs. Bolling worked several years in the office of the Alco steel plant in Dunkirk. She retired from the New York State Thruway Authority. She was based at the Silver Creek exit.

For many years, she and her husband of more than 50 years, William A., operated Bolling's Fruit Farm in Silver Creek. They also raised cattle and ran a vineyard. He died in 1992.

Mrs Bolling was a member of the Grange. She enjoyed bowling, reading, needlework and bird-watching. She also was a camping enthusiast and a member of the Spotted Vagabonds camping club.

Survivors include three daughters, Carol L. Purvis of Niskayuna, Kathleen Metzger of Eden and Karen Kiel of Hamburg; three sons, Donald A. of Georgia, Robert L. of Bath and William D. of Comer, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave. Burial will be in Willowbrook Park Cemetery, Dunkirk.


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